District lauded for digital learning initiatives, STEM instruction
DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has earned national recognition in the areas of innovation, digital learning and future-minded education models.
DCSD was recently awarded a Digital School Districts Survey Award for the 2017-2018 school year by the Center for Digital Education. The awards recognize school districts throughout the nation that are innovating the learning environment, investing in future-minded technology, expanding STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) instruction, and creating an environment conducive for next-generation learners.
All United States public school districts are eligible for the award.
“Each and every day, the students, teachers and staff at DeKalb County School District prove we are leading the way in terms of innovation,” said DCSD Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green. “More than 20 of our schools are officially STEM-certified. Students in these schools are connected to the classroom through our renowned Digital Dreamers initiative. Our private network connects these students to the world beyond—a world they will soon lead. This award is proof these measures are serving as an example to other school districts nationwide.”
DCSD will be honored by the National School Boards Association on Saturday, April 7 during an awards reception at the organization’s annual conference. This is the 14th year the Center for Digital Education has recognized public schools’ technological advancements.
“School boards are embracing technology initiatives that help them govern more effectively and empower their districts to operate more efficiently,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, executive director and chief executive officer for the National School Boards Association. “The variety of districts recognized by this survey in both size and urbanity serve as examples for others who want to introduce innovative approaches within their communities.”
Visit DCSD’s Digital Dreamers website for more information on the district’s commitment to placing the latest technology in the hands of every student and teacher.